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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Centre
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
French Competitivness Cluster (Pôle de compétitivité)
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
France Cluster
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Ansel
Jean Luc
Cluster Manager
+33237211211
Leloutre
Ségolène
Internationalisation Responsible
+33237211211
sleloutre@cosmetic-valley.com
Goubert
Amandine
Project Manager
+33237211211
agoubert@cosmetic-valley.com
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Paper and Packaging
Technology fields: 
In vitro Testing, Trials
Toxicology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Biotechnology
Chemicals & chemical products
Emerging industries: 
Advanced Packaging
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
perfume and cosmetic industry: strategic area of excellence: raw materials, primary and secondary packaging, smell, cosmetic formulation, measures and testings, safety, logistics, lipids
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
500
Number of SME members: 
410
Number of larger company members: 
55
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
25
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
25
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Aim: to be the world’s leading center for perfume and cosmetics resources

Mission:

Develop for our members:

Networking: Facilitating contacts between fragrance and cosmetic manufacturers (networking dinner, welcoming foreign delegation, international partnership, working groups…)

Export support: Supporting businesses on an international level (international exhibitions, economic prospection…)

Congresses & Training: Improving employee’s qualification by on-going training and by organizing scientific congresses (packaging, sensory, regulations, formulation…) Cosm’innov , 24th and 25th of may 2016 / Cosmétopée Tahiti 23rd, 24th and 25th of november 2016

Cosmeto watch: Following the latest trends and the position of players in order to keep our members up to date (e-cosmeto watch and cosmeto veille) 

Research and Innovation: Supporting perfumery and cosmetics research and innovation projects

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Japan
Malaysia
Taiwan
Thailand
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Italy
Portugal
Romania
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Development of Business opportunities between Cosmetic Valley and international clusters

  • Qualified BtoB meetings
  • Participation to congresses and fairs

Development of R&D collaborative programs

Collaboration on COSMETOPEA

  • Promote and support the memory preservation of traditional knowledge and know-how of cosmetics
  • Promote and support the preservation of the biodiversity and the protection of plants involved in the cosmetopea
  • Promote and support the economic development of the countries carrying this memory, source of innovation
  • Promote and support the creation of innovation of these countries with regards to raw materials and active ingredients for the cosmetics industry

Coordinator of the Cosmetic Cluster International Network (CCIN), founded at the initiative of Cosmetic Valley in 2016, with the support of France Clusters.

The first international network of clusters dedicated to innovation in cosmetics www.cosmeticsclusters.com • The CCIN is wishing to share good practices in cosmetics, and work on common projects : • joint operations to back the international commercial actions of our member businesses; • partnerships to innovate together with the financial backing of international funding; • Initiatives increasing the visibility of and promoting general policies ever more supportive of innovative and responsible cosmetics industry…

Partnership convention with:

The Japan Cosmetic Center (Japan), The Beauty Cluster Barcelona (Spain), Colombian clusters: BioIntropic and Andi, Québec International (Canada), Polo de la Cosmesi (Italy), BioEconomy Corporation (Malaysia), Center of Expertise for Plants Compounds (Netherlands), Guandong Light Association (China), Oriental Beauty Valley (China), Taiwan Beauty Valley (taiwan), TCELS (Thailand), etc.

 

Link with:

Jeju in South Korea

Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan

Thailand center of excellence for life sciences

Cosmetic Newspaper, Cosmetic Observer, Guangdong Light Industry Association in China…

Etc…

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Polo dela cosmesi (Italy)
Japan cosmetic center (Japan)
Beauty Cluster Barcelona (Spain)
Taiwan Beauty Valley (Taiwan)
Center of Expertise for Plant Compounds (Netherlands)
Quebec International (Canada)
Bioeconomy Corporation (Malaysia)
TCELS (Thailand)
Transilvania Lifestyle cluster (Romania)
AEBB (Portugal)
Beautéville (China)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
FP7
CIP/COSME
INTERREG

Cosmetic4Wellbeing - ESCP 4i: C4W - "A driver to international weelbeing industry"

PeReRe: Peptide Research Network of Excellence (Interreg)

FreeFOAM : Novel PUR foaming manufacturing process with reduced isocyanate content (FP7)

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

As the major cluster in the whole chain value of the cosmetic and perfumery fields

  • Develop busines and innovation collaborations with Cosmetic Valley and international clusters, through the CCIN
  • Develop the cosmétopée concept all around the world
  • Participate to Cosmetic 360 Paris and to its "international cosmetic day" dedicated to clusters: An international CtoC and BtoB meeting to foster innovation in cosmetic.

Cosmetic Valley and CCIN gather a cross-sectorial and international community of clusters to

  • Foster innovation for cosmetic
  • Promote their innovation that can be implemented in the cosmetic industry (packaging, raw material & natural ingredients, biotechnologies…)
  • Provide the clusters with the opportunity to meet the main cosmetic industry buyers